Whope Eye Spel Thair Gnames Rite

Spellings in the census should not be taken too seriously–don’t change how you spell your own name because of how your paternal great-great-grandfather’s name was spelled in the census. If it “sounds like” his name, consider the person possibly yours (look at location, age, place of birth, other household members, occupation, etc.) and go from there.

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  1. Linda Murphy

    Yes, before I discovered his true name, a gr grandfather was listed in the MA marriage records with the father’s name as Supliant. Say Cyprien with a heavy French accent. lol

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